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Finland Janne Niskala
Lukko / Liiga - 18/19
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Last added: Rickard Forsberg
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Johan Skinnars 47 21 44 65
2. Brett Thompson 48 18 44 62
3. Victor Rollin Carlsson 47 25 35 60
4. Dane Fox 48 24 35 59
5. Thomas Spelling 44 21 38 59
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
38
Height
6'0" / 184 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
201 lbs / 91 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Silver Medal 1
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time Olympic Bronze Medal 1

A skilled defenseman with excellent offensive qualities. Is a very good passer, but might be a better shot. Both the slapshot and the wrister are very hard and accurate. Is a tremendous puck-mover and power play quarterback. Skates well and is very mobile.
Is inconsistent in his defensive positioning and his effort. Can get nonchalant and presumptious with the puck.

Team Staff profile of Janne Niskala also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1996-97 Lukko U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 8 0 1 1 4 | -
Lukko U16 U16 I-divisioona - - - - - | -
1997-98 Lukko U18 U18 SM-sarja 12 0 1 1 10 | Relegation 22 7 15 22 30
1998-99 Lukko U18 U18 SM-sarja 14 7 4 11 42 | Relegation - - - - -
Lukko U20 U20 SM-sarja 2 0 0 0 12 | -
1999-00 Lukko U20 U20 SM-sarja 40 14 15 29 50 | Playoffs 8 0 2 2 8
2000-01 Lukko U20 U20 SM-sarja 13 4 8 12 40 | -
Lukko Liiga 18 0 0 0 0 -2 | -
UJK Mestis 13 4 1 5 43 -1 | -
Manchester Storm BISL 10 0 1 1 8 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 6
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 10 0 | -
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 20 2 1 3 18 | -
2001-02 Lukko U20 U20 SM-sarja 3 1 1 2 2 | -
Lukko Liiga 55 7 13 20 81 -25 | -
Finland (all) International 4 1 0 1 4 -1 | -
2002-03 Lukko Liiga 46 4 5 9 40 5 | -
2003-04 Lukko Liiga 55 21 15 36 73 13 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 18 -4
2004-05 Lukko Liiga 44 9 12 21 63 6 | Playoffs 9 5 2 7 4 -2
2005-06 EV Zug NLA 44 12 17 29 50 | Playoffs 7 0 2 2 10
2006-07 Färjestad BK SHL 53 19 30 49 62 25 | Playoffs 9 3 3 6 14 3
2007-08 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 80 19 25 44 81 6 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 8 -3
Finland WC 9 2 2 4 2 1 | -
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 6 1 2 3 6 0 | -
Frölunda HC SHL 35 9 10 19 20 6 | Playoffs 11 3 3 6 8 -6
Finland WC 4 1 2 3 2 0 | -
2009-10 Frölunda HC SHL 50 12 16 28 34 5 | Playoffs 7 3 4 7 6 -2
Finland OG 6 0 2 2 2 -2 | -
Finland WC 7 0 2 2 4 -2 | -
2010-11 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 54 11 19 30 30 17 | Playoffs 19 0 4 4 14 -1
Finland WC 9 1 3 4 4 6 | -
2011-12 Atlant Mytishchi KHL 54 12 22 34 32 12 | Playoffs 12 2 1 3 6 -3
Finland WC 10 3 1 4 10 0 | -
Finland (all) International 22 6 4 10 18 3 | -
2012-13 Atlant Mytishchi “A” KHL 14 1 3 4 10 -7 | -
Dynamo Minsk KHL 37 7 8 15 20 3 | -
Finland (all) International 3 0 1 1 0 4 | -
2013-14 Atlant Mytishchi KHL 38 2 5 7 6 6 | -
2014-15 Lukko “A” Liiga 60 14 16 30 71 -3 | Playoffs 14 2 3 5 8 -3
Finland (all) International 1 0 0 0 0 -1 | -
2015-16 Lukko “A” Liiga 56 10 24 34 46 6 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 2 -2
Finland (all) International 3 0 0 0 0 -1 | -
2016-17 Lukko “C” Liiga 43 11 6 17 12 -2 | -
2017-18 Lukko “C” Liiga 54 9 19 28 28 -3 | -
2018-19 Lukko “C” Liiga 44 1 8 9 12 -4 | -
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2002-03 Finland EHT 3 0 1 1 2 | -
2003-04 Finland EHT 4 1 0 1 0 | -
2005-06 HC Davos Spengler Cup 4 0 1 1 0 | -
2006-07 Färjestad BK ECC 2 0 2 2 2 -1 | -
Finland EHT 6 1 0 1 6 0 | -
2008-09 Finland EHT 9 2 1 3 4 -2 | -
2009-10 Finland EHT 6 1 2 3 4 3 | -
2010-11 Finland EHT 8 1 2 3 8 3 | -
2011-12 Finland EHT 8 2 2 4 4 3 | -
2012-13 Dynamo Minsk Nadezhda Cup 6 3 0 3 0 1 | -
Finland EHT 3 0 1 1 0 4 | -
2013-14 Atlant Mytishchi Nadezhda Cup 3 0 0 0 0 -2 | -
2014-15 Lukko “A” Champions HL 10 2 5 7 2 6 | -
Finland EHT 1 0 0 0 0 -1 | -
2015-16 Lukko Champions HL 12 3 4 7 12 6 | -
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 -1 | -
2016-17 Lukko Champions HL 5 2 0 2 4 2 | -
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2019-20 Lukko U20 U20 SM-sarja Asst. Coach
2020-21 Lukko U20 U20 SM-sarja Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 80 19 25 44 0.55 81 6 | 1 6 0 1 1 0.17 8 -3
BISL 1 10 0 1 1 0.10 8 0 | 1 6 0 0 0 0.00 6 0
Champions HL 3 27 7 9 16 0.59 18 14 | 0
ECC 1 2 0 2 2 1.00 2 -1 | 0
EHT 10 51 8 9 17 0.33 28 9 | 0
International 5 33 7 5 12 0.36 22 4 | 0
International-Jr 1 20 2 1 3 0.15 18 0 | 0
KHL 4 197 33 57 90 0.46 98 31 | 2 31 2 5 7 0.23 20 -4
Liiga 10 475 86 118 204 0.43 426 -9 | 4 32 7 7 14 0.44 32 -11
Mestis 1 13 4 1 5 0.38 43 -1 | 0
Nadezhda Cup 2 9 3 0 3 0.33 0 -1 | 0
NHL 1 6 1 2 3 0.50 6 0 | 0
NLA 1 44 12 17 29 0.66 50 0 | 1 7 0 2 2 0.29 10 0
OG 1 6 0 2 2 0.33 2 -2 | 0
SHL 3 138 40 56 96 0.70 116 36 | 3 27 9 10 19 0.70 28 -5
Spengler Cup 1 4 0 1 1 0.25 0 0 | 0
U16 I-divisioona 1 - 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 0
U16 SM-sarja Q 1 8 0 1 1 0.13 4 0 | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 26 7 5 12 0.46 52 0 | 2 22 7 15 22 1.00 30 0
U20 SM-sarja 4 58 19 24 43 0.74 104 0 | 1 8 0 2 2 0.25 8 0
WC 5 39 7 10 17 0.44 22 5 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 0 0 0 0.00 10 0 | 0
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
04/04/2019
04/04/2019 Confirmed Lukko Retired
04/06/2018
04/06/2018 Extension Lukko Lukko
02/17/2017
02/17/2017 Extension Lukko Lukko
06/27/2014
06/27/2014 Confirmed Atlant Mytishchi Lukko
05/13/2013
05/13/2013 Confirmed Dinamo Minsk Atlant Mytishchi
10/09/2012
10/09/2012 Confirmed Atlant Mytishchi Dinamo Minsk
05/04/2011
05/04/2011 Confirmed Metallurg Magnitogorsk Atlant Mytishchi
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Lukko

Cult/Star player for Manchester Storm

Cult/Star player for Zug

Career transactions
- 2010-06-04 • Signed to a one-year contract by Metallurg Magnitogorsk
- 2008-11-13 • Signed to a two-year contract by Frölunda
- 2008-07-02 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Tampa Bay Lightning
- 2008-06-30 • Traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 2009 6th round pick (Dave Labrecque)
- 2008-06-24 • Traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Triston Grant and a 2009 7th round pick (Maxwell Tardy)
- 2008-06-07 • Signed to a one-year contract by HK Atlant
- 2007-05-23 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Nashville Predators
- 2006-03-24 • Signed to a two-year contract by Färjestad

Other memorable dates
- 2008-10-11 • Scored first career NHL goal (at Carolina vs Michael Leighton)
- 2008-10-04 • Made NHL debut (at NY Rangers; 16:13 TOI)
- 2006-09-21 • Scored first career Elitserien goal (at Mora vs Juha Pitkämäki)
- 2006-09-18 • Made Elitserien debut (vs Luleå)

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